Terra Verde

Saving California’s Iconic Abalone

California’s seven abalone species have all experienced population declines in recent decades due to a variety of stressors, including overharvesting, climate change, and more. Two species are now listed as federally endangered, and three more are species of concern. The mollusks are just barely hanging on. But ecologists and conservationists are not giving up. Up … Continued

Per- and poly- fluoroalklyl substances (PFAS) have become an increasing public health concern. This multi-billion dollar family of chemicals — that has been widely used in firefighting foams, and to make water-, grease-and stain-repellent coatings in many, many consumer goods — is notoriously persistent in the environment and the human body. Several of these compounds … Continued